[Numpy-discussion] Is it ok to include GPL scripts in the numpy *repository* ?

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Sat Mar 28 15:40:29 CDT 2009


Alan G Isaac wrote:
> On 3/27/2009 6:48 AM David Cournapeau apparently wrote:
>>     To build the numpy .dmg mac os x installer, I use a script from the
>> adium project, which uses applescript and some mac os x black magic. The
>> script seems to be GPL, as adium itself:
> 
> 
> It might be worth a query to see if the
> author would release just this script
> under the modified BSD license.
> http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/ContactUs

Just FYI (since this seems to have been resolved), I know that most of 
the Adium team are sympathetic to BSD licensing as it makes their 
professional lives less complicated. Many also work on Growl ( 
http://growl.info ) which is BSD-licensed. The main reason for the GPL 
in Adium is the dependency (for now) on libpurple, which infects their 
whole codebase. So, in the (doubbtful) event that some of Adium's code 
might prove useful to NumPy/SciPy, it probably *is* worth asking the 
developers about relicensing bits and pieces.

David


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